12 places to shop for Christmas gifts in Gloucester

Shop local this Christmas 2021 and find the perfect present in one of Gloucester’s incredible venues.

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Whether youre shopping for that budding musician in your family, something to tickle their tastebuds or simply something to help your loved ones relax this Christmas, youll be spoilt for choice in G
Whether you’re shopping for that budding musician in your family, something to tickle their tastebuds or simply something to help your loved ones relax this Christmas, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Gloucester.
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Gloucester BID is a non-profit, business-led group that has been operating since 2017 to make Gloucester a safe, attractive and supported city. Working in partnership with local independent businesses and companies to support them, Gloucester BID also works towards making the city a more desirable place to live, work and visit by launching new initiatives such as the Gloucester Gift Card – which makes a great Christmas present this December 2021.

Christmas is one of the most magical times of the year – and one of the most exciting parts is when you find the perfect gift for that special someone.

In this hotlist, SoGlos has rounded up 12 incredible shops in Gloucester to help you find the perfect Christmas present, this December 2021.

1. The Candle Tree Gloucester

Located on the picturesque College Street, gift emporium The Candle Tree stocks a whole host of beautiful items that make for lovely Christmas presents – including candles; handcrafted soaps; home fragrances; luxury bath and body treats; novelty bottle stoppers; creative lighting; and accessories.

2. Gloucester Brewery

Treat your beer-loving loved ones with a Christmas present from Gloucester Brewery. Located at the historic Gloucester Docks, Gloucester Brewery offers a fantastic range of treats including beer gift sets, tasting kits and hampers, as well a range Fox’s Kiln Distillery gins.

3. Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre

Give a gift that’s truly special this Christmas with some beautiful handmade artwork from Gloucestershire Arts and Crafts Centre, with everything from crockery, painting and sculptures.

What’s more, there are also a vast number of exciting workshops and classes held at the shop, so crafty friends and family members can get together to learn a new skill this festive period, too.

4. Hothouse Gloucester

With shops in Gloucester and Worcester, Hothouse is a great place to find gifts that are a bit different yet still affordable. Offering an adorable home range, as well as fragrance; bath and body; skincare; kitchenware; and stationery, there’s plenty to choose from.

5. Soundhouse Gloucester

For that aspiring musician in your life, Soundhouse on Gloucester’s St Aldate Street could be the perfect spot to find them a great gift. The independent, family-owned music store offers everything from guitars to percussion with ‘outstanding customer service and aftercare’ too.

6. 14 Gifts Gloucester

For Christmas gifts with a gothic twist, 14 Gifts in Gloucester offers everything from books and clocks to essential oils, candles and dreamcatchers. What’s more, 14 Gifts also posts internationally, so you can send something heartfelt to friends and family that live far away.

7. Vinyl Vital Signs Gloucester

Enjoy a real record store experience and give the gift of vinyl to your music-loving friends and relatives this Christmas. Vinyl Vital Signs has a new shop at Eastgate Shopping Centre, offering a wide range of records, CD’s and merchandise, from classic Beatles to new releases – and limited edition box sets too.

8. Gloucester Quays

Gloucester’s go-to designer shopping destination, Gloucester Quays, is one of the best spots in town to do your Christmas shopping.

With a wide variety of high end and designer fashion brands, including All Saints, Ted Baker, Tommy Hilfiger, Barbour and Adidas, as well as beauty, fragrance and homeware, all with up to 70 per cent off.

9. Waterstones Gloucester

There is nothing quite as cosy as cuddling up on a cold night with good book – so Waterstones in Gloucester is the perfect place to pick up a gift for any book lovers in your life.

With a great selection of books from local authors alongside fan favourites, bestsellers, stationery and games, you can also buy gift vouchers, so the bookwork in your life can have the joy of picking out their very own book.

10. TK Maxx Gloucester

Christmas is the perfect excuse to splash out on designer brands, so whether you’re buying gifts or treating yourself to the perfect party outfit, TK Maxx is a must.

With amazing offers available across a range of exciting clothing brands, shoes, accessories and homeware, you’re bound to find plenty of lovely presents – for your friends or yourself!

11. Clintons Cards Gloucester

Christmas isn’t complete without wrapping paper, so whether you could give Santa’s elves a run for their money with your wrapping, or you’d much rather opt for a tasteful gift bag, no Christmas shopping trip is complete without a visit to Clinton Cards.

Make it your final stop on your shopping spree to stock up on all those essentials including cards, ribbon and, of course, Sellotape!

12. Gloucester Gift Card

There’s always one person who has everything, so if you’re finding it hard to choose or you’ve got a particularly tricky person to buy for, there’s always the Gloucester Gift Card.

Available from more than 60 different places in Gloucester, gift card values start from £25 with four pre-set values to choose from, or there’s with the option to add as much you’d like for an extra special gift.

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